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    Discovering Morrissey's Manchester

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    The 2015 Literary Fauxscars

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    In Defense of Fifty Shades of Grey

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    From Page to Picture: The Dilemmas of Adaptation

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    Mary Shelley's Alpine Redemption

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    Traveling With Empathy: Cambodia


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What’s Your One True Sentence? We want to know what has inspired you.

What’s Your One True Sentence? We want to know what has inspired you.

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Ernest Hemingway We have just launched something spe[...]
Thoughts from the First Day of Toronto Pursuits 2014

Thoughts from the First Day of Toronto Pursuits 2014

Guest Post by Ann Kirkland of Classical Pursuits The first full day of Toronto Pursuits was a great success. It was great to see and meet some of the [...]

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Room 101, for Teenage Girls: A conversation with Only Ever Yours Author Louise O’ Neill

by Jessica Monk an image flared in my mind’s eye. It was of a girl, she was 16, standing in […]

Jurassic World

Jurassic World: Why the Least Believable Character is not Indominus Rex

By Amanda Festa Jurassic World is a fantastically fun movie and anyone who wants to escape life and the heat […]



Literary Destination: Embracing Magic in J.K. Rowling’s Edinburgh

by Stéphanie de Geus Did you know the graves of Tom Riddle and McGonagall really existed? You can find them at Greyfriar’s […]


Hay Festival Brings Excitement and Surprises to Kells in County Meath

Words By Geri Schear The international Hay Festival will be returning to Kells, in County Meath for a third year this […]



We Recommend This App: Eat Smart Abroad

Travel is increasingly a competition of access: who know what the locals know? Who knows the secrets of where to […]


We Recommend This Case: Amzer Crusta

Are you an accident-prone traveler? Messy? Or maybe just adventurous? If you need to keep the sand of the Sahara […]



An Escape in Portland for Any Season

by Francis and Linda McGovern Sometimes the volume in our minds could use some turning down, a way to de-clutter […]


50 Shades of Escape: Literary Trips To Heat Up Your February

by Marisela Navarro. I have always considered reading fiction to “escape” an active pursuit, not a passive release. It feels […]